Lamb Skewers with Greek Salad

Servings:
12
Prep Time:
30 mins.
Cook Time:
10 mins.
Marinate Time:
45 mins.-overnight

Ingredients

3 pounds American Lamb sirloin, cut into 2-ounce strips

3 cups Greek Dressing (recipe follows)

3 heads Romaine lettuce, shredded

3 cups red bell pepper, diced

3 cups cucumber, diced

3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

¾ cup red onion, diced, soaked in ice water

3/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted, chopped

1 1/2 cups feta cheese, crumbled

24 skewers

 

 

Greek Dressing (Makes 3 cups)

 

3 tablespoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon crushed fennel seeds

2/3 cup red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons dried oregano

2 cups olive oil

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

1/2 cup minced fresh parsley

Preparation

  1. For the Greek Dressing, in a deep bowl, combine garlic, fennel, vinegar, oregano, oil, salt, pepper, and parsley. Process with an immersion blender; mix to blend well.
  2. Place lamb in a large stainless bowl or pan. Pour 1 1/2 cups Greek Dressing over lamb; toss well to coat. Reserve remaining Greek Dressing for salad. Let lamb strips marinate for 45 minutes or overnight.
  3. Skewer lamb on bamboo skewers, 1 strip per skewer; grill 2 minutes per side or until medium rare. Keep warm.
  4. In a bowl, combine Romaine, pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, olives and feta cheese. Add remaining Greek Dressing, or to taste; toss to coat. Place 3 cups salad in each bowl; top each salad with 2 warm lamb skewers and serve immediately.
Photo & Recipe: American Lamb Board

Categories: Lamb, Lamb Steak, Lamb Tenderloin